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Gunmen attack Calabar correctional centre, kill officer

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Gunmen attacked Afokang Correctional facility in Calabar, Cross River State on Wednesday night, killing a Correctional Service officer.

The attack was confirmed by the spokesman of the State Command of the Correctional Service, Affanga Etim.

Etim, who spoke to newsmen in Calabar on Thursday, said no inmate escaped during the attack.

According to him, “When they came, they opened fire on the security team who also responded in like manner and in the process, an Assistant Superintendent of Correction, ASC, was shot dead.

“No inmate escaped or was killed, the attackers didn’t get close to the main facility.

“As we speak, we have deployed more armed personnel to the facility and everything is under control.”

Meanwhile, a mother and her six-year-old daughter were hit by stray bullets during the attack.

 

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